The Time of Our Lives (2013) s02e01 Episode Script

Season 2, Episode 1

1 Take my hand.
What? Don't get fresh.
Let's go.
Herb.
Hey, happy birthday! Hello! Surprise! Is this all your dreams coming true at once? Maybe.
I hate you! I hate you! Caroline.
Don't go, Dad.
I promise I'll be good.
Carmody's not gifted.
The psychologist said that there's nothing really too special about him except that his social skills aren't up to scratch.
I want a divorce, and I just want it to be easy.
Oh! I love you, Dad.
This is you.
I want to try to find my birth mother.
Are you definitely going back to Vietnam? Yes.
When? Next week.
Do you feel good about having a baby? I do.
I just have to get used to the idea.
I know what you must be thinking.
You don't know WHAT I'm thinking.
You've got a lot of good stuff going on.
Great partner, cool kids.
Yeah, I know.
And I'm grateful for all of it.
You don't need me, but I need you.
Only employees and owners should be behind the bar.
So, what, have you got yourself a job here as a glassie? No.
I'm the owner.
What? Time, my time Mickey and I are Oh, is this your new boyfriend? Yeah.
You're always talking about your musical.
Just write it.
Are you telling me to get off my arse and do something? Yes, I am.
Mwah! Mwah! Oh, I could just eat you! My mother died of breast cancer, um, when I was 15.
You're probably eligible for genetic testing.
If I test positive for the gene, there's between a 50% and 80% chance that I'll get cancer.
When do you get the results? Six weeks.
Ah, did I wake you up? Yeah, yeah, that's OK.
I was out running.
I know.
I can see that.
Did you run all the way from your place? Huh? What time did you get up? I don't know.
Is everything alright? Hmm.
Yeah, fine.
Hmm, good.
Hmm.
I'm going to make a coffee.
Do you want one? No, I I think I'll, er .
.
take off.
Oh, thanks for the drink.
OK.
Hmm Bye! If you put tools away, you always know where they are.
I didn't move them.
Well, somebody did and it's not me.
Huh.
I won't be back till later.
About six.
Where's my big screwdriver? I don't know.
Have some lasagne for lunch.
It's in the fridge.
Bye.
Yeah, bye.
Oh, you Come on.
Come on.
You bloody thing Ah! Oh! Oh! Jesus! That's beautiful.
The best room on the floor.
How much? 3,000.
A year? A month.
Oh, yeah, yeah.
Is there anything else? Oh, I'm pretty certain this one's not 3,000 a month.
800.
Technically, you'll be sharing.
But this guy's in Geneva for four months, so you'll have it to yourself.
I've been calling all the solicitors I used to work with and they've either moved on or changed jobs.
It's going to take me a while to build up my practice again.
I'll try and swing a few cases your way.
It'll be right.
Barristers are always double-booking themselves.
If you're keen and available, it won't take long.
Well, I am and I am.
Um, you know it's not smart to have a flashy office.
Makes clients think they're paying you too much.
Thanks.
Mum, look.
Mum! Oh, hello, my gorgeous girls.
- How was school? - Good.
- Yeah? What did you do? - Nothing.
Oh.
- Hi, sweetheart.
- It's Grandma.
Thanks.
Hi, Mum! What about you, Georgie? What did you do today? Well, where is he now? Yeah, I'll be there soon.
OK.
Dad's in hospital.
What happened? He was, um He was working on his car and it fell on him.
Oh, no.
Is he alright? No, I don't think he is.
Hey, Matt.
They want to take his leg off.
It's completely mutilated and they can't stop the bleeding.
They can't save it at all? Well, not well enough for him to be able to use it.
They said the best case scenario is that he'd have a leg that wouldn't function and the worst case scenario is that, in trying to save the leg, he'd lose so much blood, he'll die.
Well, how quickly do we have to make the decision? The decision's made.
I've signed the consent form.
Oh, Mum.
Hello, darling.
Gee, my leg hurts It was badly damaged.
Is it working? They, um They had to amputate it.
Where? Where did they cut? Just Just above the knee.
Do you want to go in? I've, um I've told him about his leg.
It's Chai Li.
Can you talk to her? Chai Li, it's Matt.
Yeah, look, there's been an accident with Dad You go in, I'll just Gonna get some fresh air.
OK, Mum.
Hi, Dad.
Hey, mate.
Chai Li says she can catch a flight tomorrow morning.
Hi, Dad.
Where the hell did you spring from? I just got back.
You didn't come back because of me, did you? What? Mouth's dry.
Have a little bit more, Dad.
It's hard seeing Dad like that.
He'll love having you back.
I missed you.
Mmm! Wow, that smells delicious.
I'll have that after.
Well, you girls sure know how to look after me.
Bernadette brought me a dinner last night.
Oh, what was it like? Mmm, she did her best.
And how's school, little mate? Bad.
He loves it.
Oh.
How's your leg? Oh, the doctor said it was looking pretty good this morning.
Thinks it's healing well.
Well, that's good news.
Carmody, are you gonna show Popcorn that drawing you did of him? Give us a look at that, little mate.
Ah! You've taken the wrong leg off.
I'll have to draw that one again.
Oh, OK.
Well? Well, I thought it'd be a good idea to have a talk about your situation and what's the best way forward.
Off you go.
Well, I can't see you going back to live in your house.
Why not? Because of the stairs, Ray.
You won't be able to get up them.
And if you fall, I can't lift you.
Things'll be different when I get my prosthetic leg.
Dad, even with the prosthetic leg, I don't think you'll be able to walk up stairs.
I think we will need something on one level.
I'm not selling the house.
How are you gonna cope with stairs? What if you fall over? Well, I won't fall over.
Dad, I think what Matt's trying to say is that it might be easier for you to move rather than adapt your house for a wheelchair.
I don't think I need you to translate for me.
It's gonna put more pressure on Mum if you stay living where you are.
You move to a house that's more suitable to your needs, then day-to-day life's gonna be easier, for both of you.
The house has got too big for us, Ray.
Well, it wasn't too big a month ago.
Dad, what would you like to do? I don't want my house sold out from under me.
Nothing's gonna happen without your permission.
It's your house, and you and Mum are the ones who are going to decide whether to sell it or not.
And we'll support you in that decision.
Hey, do you ever need casuals at the club? All the time.
Well, if you're ever in a bind, don't be afraid to throw some shifts my way.
Not much work around? It's just every year I'm doing my tax return, I realise I've earned about 15% less than I did the year before.
Oh, you're downwardly mobile.
Yeah.
Just got to find another source of income.
Like what? I don't know.
I think I have to find a new career.
Can I give you boys a hand? Uh, no, we're right.
We're right, Dad.
All good.
You go inside and sit down.
Right, now how wide's the wheelchair? Well, I'll go and measure it, but it's not wider than this.
Have you got your readers? Already in there.
Hi, Dad.
Oh, g'day.
Dad, I spoke to the real estate agent.
He's gonna go around, look at your place, let us know what you can expect to get for it.
He's not gonna start selling it or anything.
It's just a valuation.
And when's this supposed to happen? Well, it could happen this week.
You don't need to be there.
All I need's the key and he can go by himself.
Look, I'm not going to give my keys to some bugger I don't know.
Bernadette.
Yes.
Hello, how are you today? Good.
Good.
Did you find a park OK? Yeah, I parked down the road.
Oh, the two-hour spot? That's perfect.
So, we are here to discuss your results.
You recall that you had the blood test to see if you have or haven't inherited the BRCA1 mutation.
And your results, Bernadette, show that yes, you have inherited the BRCA1 gene mutation.
There are quite a lot of things we could talk about today, Bernadette.
But perhaps you'd like to tell me what it is you would like to discuss.
OK.
Um What are my options now? What do I have to do? Well, the first thing is something we spoke about last time.
Inheriting this gene doesn't mean you are definitely going to get breast or ovarian cancer.
It means that your risk is higher.
Because of that, we do recommend that women with the gene mutation have their ovaries removed.
Particularly women over 40.
Alternatively, some women wish to reduce Wake up, sweetheart.
Wake up, darling.
Is it morning, Dad? No, darl.
It's a bit yet.
OK.
We feel that Carmody isn't quite school-ready.
There are a number of skills that we'd like him to have that he doesn't have at this stage.
OK.
Carmody isn't very good at waiting his turn or following directions.
So I wondered if you could work on those two things at home.
Is is everyone else in the class school-ready? No, not everyone.
We have a couple of boys like Carmody.
I have no doubt that he'll be fine, but I think school will be more enjoyable for him if we can help him with some of his behaviours.
Uh, like what? Oh, when he knows the answer, he calls it out immediately instead of putting his hand up.
I just think that shows that he's enthusiastic.
It does but it makes the classroom a little unruly.
Hmm.
This is an information booklet about helping to get your child to be school-ready.
I think you'll find it helpful.
Thank you.
Great.
Hello? Mate, I've got something for you.
Do you know Southey? No.
Southey's a QC.
There's an urgent client conference this afternoon.
Southey's jammed in the case and needs a talented junior in here to sit in on the conference.
Apparently, it's a high-maintenance client, so all you've got to do is sit and nod in the right places.
If it all goes well, they'll need you in court in Geelong tomorrow.
You in? Yep.
OK.
Conference is at five o'clock.
Southey's at third floor, your building.
Uh, OK, I'll be there.
Hello.
Hi.
Um, can I drop Carmody over to you now? Can you have him overnight? Um, why don't you drop him off at Luce's? Because you're his father, Matt.
And, surprisingly, you were my first choice.
Yes, OK.
Good.
Julian.
It's gone.
Oh! You gave it away.
Yeah, I had to.
You were late.
Don't you want to work? I did my best.
I couldn't get here any faster.
Your best wasn't good enough.
Sorry, mate.
Yeah, so Geelong's no problem? Oh, you are a lifesaver.
I'll get it.
Hi.
Hi.
Is Matt here? Um, he's in the bathroom with Carmody.
Matt? Job's been cancelled, so I can take him now.
Well, he's in the bath.
Oh, I Well, I can wait.
Well, why don't we let him stay here? I'd rather he came home with me.
You've got him tomorrow night anyway.
Poor kid's exhausted.
Let him stay here.
Don't forget to make his lunch.
I think I can manage that.
I know it's really slow at the moment.
Sure.
I really appreciate it anyway.
Cheers.
I've called everyone I know, but there's no work around.
The aid sector's almost non-existent now.
What does that mean for you? It means it's gonna be pretty hard for me to get a job, here or overseas.
Don't go away again.
I don't want to.
They're reading.
OK.
So, you went to Luna Park today? Mm-hm.
Tully just said you picked him up early from school.
Yeah, I did.
To take him to Luna Park? I felt like seeing them, and we just ended up there.
Really? Couldn't it wait until after school? I felt like seeing them, that's all.
You OK? Yeah, I'm fine.
Yeah.
OK.
- Where is everyone? - Out.
Organising my life.
I was wondering why no-one was around to babysit me.
Rosa just worries about you being on your own.
Yeah, I know that.
I'm just trying to play the hand that's been dealt me.
But what I'm finding hard is not the things I can no longer do, it's the things people won't let me do.
Like what? Oh, like helping around the house.
Or going out by myself.
I used to go swimming every week.
Freezing cold, pouring rain, never worried me.
But now Rosa's afraid that I might slip over or not being able to get out of the pool.
Well, I'll take you.
Hmm.
Come on, let's do it.
Let's do it now.
What do you reckon you'll do, Ray? You think you'll go back to your house? Oh, no.
No, we'll have to move.
That place is not set up for a person with only one leg.
We've already spoken to a few real estate agents.
I thought you wanted to stay where you were? I just didn't want Matt to think he was running the show.
I have the breast cancer gene.
What does that mean? It means I have a pretty strong chance of developing cancer.
And, suddenly, I have all these decisions to make - about whether to have preventative surgery or go on a drug treatment or have a myriad of scans or do nothing at all.
My head is spinning.
Oh, love.
I don't want my kids to have to watch me die.
I went through that with my mum and it's a terrible thing to witness.
She was in and out of hospital.
She'd recover for a while and then she'd get sick again.
In the end, we tried to nurse her at home.
She got thinner and thinner.
I was 15.
I could pick her up like she was a baby.
In the end, she didn't even look like Mum.
Oh, love.
I haven't told Luce.
I feel like if I don't It won't be I don't know.
What should I do? How are you getting through all this? I'm just trying to accept that the life I had planned is not the life I'm going to have.
Might be a worse one, might even be a better one.
But it won't be the same one.
How about a swim? Yeah.
How about a race? Race? Yeah.
Might have to give me a bit of a start.
This little bugger's got no resistance.
I might finish up going round in circles.
I'll give you 10m, that's it.
- Carmody, put your T-shirt on.
- I don't like that top.
Do what Grandma says.
Carmody.
No! Ow! Oh, that kid! Carmody! I'm hiding! Carmody! Carmody! Get in here right now! Now, you listen to me.
When your grandmother tells you to do something, you do it, you understand? Yes.
Then get dressed.
I don't like you much.
Hey! I don't like you much at the moment either.
Hello! He's, um he's up in the girls' room.
Carmody? I've got Alice in the car, so I won't hang around long.
He was out of control today.
Hitting Rosa, telling her to shut up.
Sorry, I thought Luce was gonna be looking after him.
For God's sake, set some boundaries for the poor little fella.
How's How's Alice feeling? Uh, she's much better, Mum.
When's this baby due? Four or five months.
So what happens if you don't stay with this woman? You gonna be expecting us to help out every time you need it? Do you want to have a go at me, Dad? Oh, Matt.
Well, we'll go.
Where's his bag? You only think of yourself.
I see.
Things were getting a bit stale with Caroline, were they? And you saw your chance for a bit of fun, so you took it.
But why'd you have to bring another kid into the world? I'm not going to fight with you, Dad.
I'm sorry you had to look after Carmody today.
I wouldn't have dropped him off if I'd had known Luce wasn't gonna be here.
I can look after a five-year-old child.
I've lost my leg, not my brain.
I thought I'd come in to see how you are.
I'm fine.
Fine.
Come on, let's go.
Carmody, we're going! Carmody! Listen, have you been hitting Grandma? Yes.
You do that again, there's no TV for a month.
Do you understand? Yes, Dad.
Good.
Mum says she's going to get me a bike.
I don't want to hear from you again, Carmody.
This is the life, innit? Sunset, you and me.
When was the last time you rode a bike? I always ride a bike.
I'm gonna start riding more.
Loving it.
Is this the pace you normally go? I like this.
It's cruisy.
Thought you'd go faster.
I should ride more, though.
You see stuff you don't normally see, like this lavender bush.
I love the smell of that.
Smell that.
How long were you talking to that lavender bush for? Yeah.
Hilarious.
How do you think Ray's going? He's finding it difficult.
You know, lost his leg, lost his home.
That's It's hard for him.
Hmm.
I know.
I've got the breast cancer gene.
I went in and got the results.
On your own? Every now and again, I forget that I have it.
And then it hits me again and hits me hard.
Each time, it's like it's new.
I'm struggling to get used to it.
I'm sorry.
I wish I'd known you were going in to get the results.
I don't like the fact that you're going through this alone.
But I am alone.
You're not.
So now I have to figure out which bits of me to get cut out.
The counsellor said that there's no data on whether having your breasts removed is more effective than just being vigilant about testing.
Maybe it isn't, maybe it is.
Then she said they recommend that I have my ovaries removed.
Come here.
Popcorn? Hmm? Tully wants to know where they put your leg when they cut it off.
Well, they put it in a big fire and got rid of it.
They burnt it? Yep.
Can I see the bit of your leg that's left? It's now called a stump.
It's neat, eh? Booga-wooga-wooga-wooga! Good one, Dad.
Come on, you.
My latest party trick.
That was the old NGO I used to work for.
They've offered me a job in South-East Asia.
Well done! What is it? Well, the current country director is going to a UN job, and although they're cutting the program there, they're not getting rid of it completely.
- Wow.
- That's good.
Is it a permanent job? Well, they'd like me to commit for a year, but I'm lucky to be offered anything at all.
Aw, congratulations.
Yeah, stunned.
What will the actual work involve? Well, it's a fairly administrative role They want me to go to Sydney sometime this week.
What for? Hmm, to meet some people who've been working with this Cambodia mob.
So you're gonna take the job in Cambodia? I think I have to.
Like, I don't want to.
I don't want to leave Dad.
But there's no work here.
I've followed up every lead I've had, and everyone is laying people off.
So what's happening between us? What do you mean? Well, are we together or aren't we? I think we are.
Being together to me just sort of means being in the same country.
I'm confused.
Why would you accept a job thousands of miles away? Because I need to work.
Crap.
Are you saying I don't need to work? No, I'm saying I don't believe you.
Then why do you think I'm taking the job? I don't know.
To find what you've been searching for? You travel the world looking for .
.
I don't know, something that you can't find here, and I thought maybe what we had might be enough, but it's not.
Is it? Herb, you'll get holidays.
I'll get holidays.
We can meet up then.
I know we can do it.
That's not a relationship.
Look, surely surely we can sustain living in different countries for a year.
Well, Joel and I did it for five years.
How'd that work out for ya? Well, yeah.
Well, it was a bit of shock, but I think it's, you know, better to know.
Yeah, well, she's thinking about that now.
Look, I should get going.
I'll, um I'll speak to you soon.
OK, bye.
Who was that? That was Matt.
Did you tell him I have the gene? Well, yeah.
That's for me to tell.
That's my information.
I want to choose who knows.
What, you weren't going to tell him? No.
Not now anyway.
Let me sit with it for five bloody minutes before you go blabbing it to the world.
I ju I just assumed you were going to tell him! I I assumed you'd tell the family.
Well, you're wrong.
Think, Luce.
Think about the repercussions of this information.
It's possible the girls will have this gene too.
I want to choose who has the information apart from them.
And more importantly, it's not your story to tell.
It's mine.
Will you marry me? What? Will you marry me? Why are you asking me this? Because even now while you're shouting at me, I mean, I know I've never loved anyone the way I love you.
I cannot answer you right now.
Why? Because right now I hate your guts.
Or do you love me? Just say it.
Just say, 'I love you.
' I hate you.
Been thinking about our conversation last night.
Yes? You should go to Cambodia.
Do your thing.
I'll do my thing here and then .
.
when you get back, we'll see where we are.
So, you don't want any commitment between us while I'm away? If you're going for an extended period of time, what's the point? I feel like you're breaking up with me.
Well, were we ever together? I thought we were.
Let's just see where we are when you get back.
Well, I might head up to Sydney today, then.
You gonna come back before you go to Cambodia? What for? I'm going to work.
You take good care of yourself.
I'll try to get home in the next few months to see you, even if it's only for a couple of days.
You can't keep still, can you? I love you, Dad.
I love you too, chicken.
You know what Carlton are paying Brad.
You factor in him turning around your club and you make us an offer.
Yeah, righto, mate.
Well, uh, we'll chat about it round here and get back to ya.
That's good.
That sounds promising, mate.
Let's wait and see.
No, no, they're gonna come back big, they're gonna come back big.
Uh, Brad, this is Caroline.
I'm sure you've met before.
Hi.
Yes, hello.
Good to see you.
You too.
You'll be right, don't worry.
Uh, now How can I help? Uh, I got your email.
Yep.
Uh, I think your division of assets is it's pretty fair.
Great.
Good.
You didn't mention our embryos in the email.
There's two left in storage.
Where are they? In the IVF clinic.
We've been paying $800 a year to keep them there.
$800 a year?! We should sort that out, shouldn't we? But, you know, whatever you want to decide is fine with me.
OK.
And about the house Right, OK.
You found someone to sell it? No, I'm rethinking that.
What? I'm quite concerned that Carmody's not school-ready.
And I think moving out of the house is just one change too many.
Hmm.
Well, he'll be fine.
He's not fine now.
No, no, he's just having trouble settling into school, that's all.
Well, I've spoken to a psychologist about it Yes, of course you have.
.
.
and he agrees that if we can reduce the number of changes, then he might be able to settle in to school a bit better.
So where does that leave us? Well, in the short-term .
.
I would like to stay in the house.
How long How long is 'short-term' for you? Maybe until Carmody finishes primary school? Oh, for What, so we don't do a property settlement for six years?! Well, no, we can do the settlement.
I just want to stay in the house.
So you want to buy me out? No, I don't plan to buy you out.
I want the house.
This was all your idea! Let's be sensible, let's be fair, let's sell the house and we'll split the proceeds.
Yes, that's before I spoke to Carmody's teacher.
This is too much for him, it's too much change.
So we're going to go to court? No, we don't have to do that.
I'm not giving you the house.
Well, then, I think you should get a lawyer.
Mum? Yes? When Alice has the baby, can she, Dad and the baby come and live with us? No, darling.
Oh Dad .
.
here's your new shower chair.
Good.
I'll put it in the shower for ya.
I might christen it now.
Yeah.
Why don't you wait until I get back from the school and I'll help you get in and out of it? Luce, I'm not a bloody toddler.
I know that.
Just I won't be long.
I'll be, like, an hour tops.
OK.
Thanks.
Hello? Is anyone home? Hello! Matt! Dad? Matt, I'm stuck.
Come in slowly.
Yeah, OK.
What are you trying to do? Trying to get in or out? Let me just catch my breath and Thanks, Matt.
Should never have got under that bloody motor car.
Oh, well, you know, it was just an unlucky accident there.
Yeah.
Do you want me to No, Matt.
Matt, I want to be the one who decides where I'm going to live.
I don't want anyone else doing it for me.
Fair enough.
Good man.
Alright.
We'll try this again? Alright, mate.
I'll turn it on.
You I'll turn it on.
Thank you! Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Uh, look, I've been thinking about relationships.
And I realised that the longest relationship I'd ever had was with a dude.
And I'm not going down the 'Maybe I'm gay' road again, but I realised that most guys would probably rather hang out with other guys.
And most women probably want to hang out with .
.
with other women.
And, so, why are you talking? Excuse me? Am I interrupting you? Sorry, is my Is my stand-up getting in your way or? No.
Well, I'm sure what you're saying is life-changing, but you want to just hold off for me? And you reckon what you're saying is life-changing? Ooh One of those.
Alright.
How would you know? You can't shut your yap long enough to actually listen.
Well, get on with it, then.
Don't tell me to get on with it, just shut up.
Oooh! Listen, mate, I'm not even here for you.
I'm here for Luke.
Right, well, I didn't come here to listen to your ugly, squeaky, little .
.
little voice.
But here we are, so shut up.
No, you're the one with Shut up! Good.
Alright.
What was I saying? Um - Get up there.
- Where was I? Go on, get up there.
Really? Yeah, do it.
Luke McGregor.
Thank you! Thank you.
Hello, everyone.
Thank you.
He's probably off to do some, er, charity work.
What's going on? Nothing, mate.
It's just It's a bad night.
Really? Hmm.
Looks like a good night to me.
Club's full, people are buying up.
So what's going on? I am just sick of my second-rate life.
I'm sick of dickheads taking the piss out of me, and I'm sick of idiot punters ordering me around and just sick of every single little pissy thing that's ever happened in my life, and I want it to end and it never will.
It'll always be the same and .
.
one day I'll just be old.
Just go for a walk.
Yep.
Yeah? Hey.
Everyone over 70 and under seven is asleep.
Impressive.
Hmm.
Good night? Hmm, not too bad.
So, what do you reckon? What do I reckon about what? Are you going to marry me? You'll have to ask me properly.
What does that mean? It means surprise me.
OK.
Help me put Dad to bed? Sure.
I've got something for you? What is it? It's an assault and affray.
Three weeker.
Definitely going to run.
Southey's always looking for good juniors to work with.
Can you do it? I would love to.
I'm thinking of getting in contact with Lisa Montego to perform with me in a show I'm trying to put together.
So when's the last time you called her? I don't want to talk to Lisa.
How long were you guys together? A couple of years.
Alice? I'm bleeding.
What's wrong? I'm taking her to the women's hospital.